Record Details

NHER Number:17999
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman quern stone and multi-period pottery sherds


Fieldwalking from 1981 to 1983 recovered a Roman coin, pottery fragments and part of a quern, together with medieval and post medieval pottery fragments.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1814 3780
Map Sheet:TG13NE

Full description

1981-82. Across parish boundary. On field surface after harvesting, and in ditch. Fieldwalking.
Early medieval rim, medieval rim with lip.
Green glazed Grimston jug handle.
Late medieval/Transitional base and two sherds.
Roman grey, Samian and colour coated ware mostly 3rd/4th century. Rim and two body sherds possibly overfired?
Form 33 rim; central Gaul; 2nd century.
Mayen lava fragment.
Several erratics.
Much iron slag.
Identified by M. Darling, 9 September 1981.
W. Milligan (NCM) 9 September 1981.

1983. Further fieldwalking finds.
Roman sherds; 4th century colour coated.
Four Samian sherds; AD 120 to 200.
Base Colchester colour coated beaker 3rd century.
Grey wares 2nd to 3rd century.
Coin, As 1st or 2nd century.
Medieval sherds - two green glazed Grimston.
Two late medieval/transitional sherds.
Glazed tile fragment.
Post medieval sherds.

E. B. Green's (NCM) notes on record card include quern fragment, pudding stone (i.e. Hertfordshire pudding stone, Roman). Also, attached a rubbing or rubbings of samian stamp and a map marked by finder showing finds are from Sustead parish, and a letter.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 March 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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